Veteran Turns To Heartly House For Support

FREDERICK, Md. — He survived the Vietnam War and throat cancer, but 73-year-old David Kaye said it’s his child abuse that still haunts him. Kaye said his father physically and verbally abused him, his mother and his two sisters for the first 12 years of his life. “I’ve survived a lot in my life,” Kaye […]

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Heartly House Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

As it Celebrates its 17th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor Heartly House After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Heartly House to be part of the Class of 2019-20. Heartly House has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a […]

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Inga James of Heartly House Interviewed On Frederick Pediatrician Charged with Additional Sexual Offenses After More Victims Come Forward

FREDERICK, MD. — A Frederick County Grand Jury has indicted 68-year-old Dr. Ernesto Torres on 65 additional sexual abuse-related charges after 11 victims came forward following his initial rape accusation of a patient, according to Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office. An investigation was launched on Dr. Torres in April when an 18-year-old patient accused him […]

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Niki Thrash of Heartly House Interviewed on the Interesting People Podcast

Our new Director Of Development, Niki Thrash, was recently interviewed on the Interesting People Podcast. In this interview, she spoke about her plans for the organization, her non-profit background, and the under-recognized services of Heartly House. Click the interview link below to listen! Niki Thrash Interview on the Interesting People Podcast

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Letter to the FNP Editor: Extreme Risk Protective Orders

Blaine A. Hoffmann, Legal Director at Heartly House, recently wrote this letter to the editor of the Frederick News-Post. We wanted to share it with our readers so that they are aware of the possibility of obtaining an Extreme Risk Protective Order. Regarding the March 25 article “Sheriff’s office identifies Thurmont man killed in police-involved […]

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How to Help a Victim of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious problem in this country, and around the world. Victims of domestic violence are often afraid or simply unable to talk about their situation, for fear of potential repercussions. If you know someone who is being abused, or if you suspect abuse, you will certainly want to help. However, it is […]

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Bringing Male Victims and Witnesses of Sexual Violence to the Forefront

Heartly House recently joined International Advocate and trauma survivor, William Kellibrew as he gave an inspiring presentation to Hood College students about his story of surviving sexual violence and being a witness to domestic violence as a child. Sexual abuse and violence is often thought of as affecting only women, but men and boys can […]

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Heartly House Now Accepting Gift Card Donations For Its Clients For The Holiday Season

Heartly House is now accepting gift card donations to retail stores, grocery stores and gas stations for its clients for the holiday season until December 12. Gift cards can to be mailed to: Heartly House, PO Box 857, Frederick, MD 21705. We thank you for your continued support!

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Things You Can Do to Help a Struggling Relationship

No relationship is smooth sailing from start to finish. Even the best relationships – the ones that last for decades – have their struggles along the way. There is no shame in going through a difficult patch in your relationship, but it is how you handle these struggles that will determine your path forward. If […]

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